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Memphis Ghost Tour

Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to explore Memphis's haunted side, filled with spooky encounters and tales of restless ghosts roaming the streets.

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Book a Memphis ghost tour now to explore America’s dark past. Experience the haunting history and the unrest that echoed through the streets of over 100 American cities.

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Why You Need to Take a Memphis Ghost Tour

Memphis has a rich heritage that will appeal to history buffs, music lovers, and anyone seeking a truly unique experience. But like most American cities with a complex past, its history hasn’t always been sunshine and soul. Beneath its vibrant surface lies a layer of racial tension, assassinations, and senseless violence that will appeal to those looking for a spooky kind of thrill. Venture with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Memphis ghost tour through the city’s darkest corners and uncover the chilling stories that haunt its streets, the restless spirits seeking solace, and the echoes of a past that still whispers in the shadows.

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Five Stars

This was a great way to spend an evening in downtown! Our guide did an amazing job and was very polite, answered any questions we threw at him. We we...

05.13.24
Michael Bayer
 

Five Stars

The tour features several stops and a variety of stories so (geographically) close together that I have to wonder whether the rest of Memphis is equal...

03.29.24
Geneviève A. Landman
 

Five Stars

The tour features several stops and a variety of stories so (geographically) close together that I have to wonder whether the rest of Memphis is equal...

03.28.24
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Why is Memphis So Haunted?

For a city known as the home of the blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Memphis has a dark underbelly often overshadowed by its musical fame. Founded by slaveholders who named it after an ancient Egyptian city, Memphis thrived on the backs of enslaved people, and the city’s story is marred by the scars of centuries of oppression, racially motivated violence, and a wave of civil disturbance that brought the entire country to its knees.

From its early days, Memphis struggled with the weight of racial injustice, with African Americans facing disenfranchisement and the horrors of a bustling slave trade from those who were supposed to protect and serve them. The abolition of slavery in 1840 brought little relief, as the Memphis Riot of 1866 saw the massacre of Black citizens and the destruction of their homes and businesses, a brutal reminder of the long and arduous struggle for racial justice in Memphis, a struggle that continues to this day.

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But racial tension and senseless murders are not the only reasons why this historic city is haunted to this day. The yellow fever plague of 1878 laid waste to the city, claiming thousands of lives and leaving behind a trail of despair and devastation. The streets, once bustling with life, became mass graves, their silence echoing with the sorrow of a community forever scarred.
If you’re ready to learn more about Memphis’ dark past and experience the heaviness that forever engulfs the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, book a Memphis ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. We’ll take you to the Lorraine Motel, as well as other notorious spots in the seat of Shelby County, where echoes of racial violence and the restless spirits of those who perished in the struggle for equality still linger.

Why should you tour with us?

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See the Darker Side of The Home of Rock ‘N’ Roll

One visit to Memphis will show anyone why musicians such as Justin Timberlake find inspiration for their chart-topping music in the heart of the city. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the very spot Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley would create the music that turned the industry on its head. But not all Memphis landmarks tell a delightful tale.

Visit the nationally known Peabody Hotel, made famous by the Peabody Ducks that live on the rooftop and make their way down to the lobby to swim in the fountain daily. It also happens to be famous for the spirits that haunt the 11th floor, which has become popular amongst ghost hunters over the last several years. Uncover bone-chilling sightings of orbs and silhouettes, as well as eerie cold spots and the petrifying sound of disembodied voices. With a history like that of Memphis, even the most sophisticated of locations aren’t immune to the horror of the city’s past.

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A Once In a Lifetime Experience You’ll Never Forget

Memphis is home to a variety of history-making events. From its historic place in the Civil Rights Movement to producing some of the biggest musical stars of our lifetime, the city has tales that are as unique as they are tragic. There’s plenty to explore in the city, but for an experience of Memphis you’ll always remember, take an exciting and engaging tour with Memphis Ghosts.

We’ll take you to places that aren’t your typical tourist traps, such as Memphis’s oldest restaurant, The Arcade. Here, you’ll learn about the turmoil it faced following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. During its roughest years, the spirit of the original owner, Speros Zepatos, began appearing at his former beloved restaurant. Though it’s believed he’s there to keep an eye on the business, the spirits of the Yellow Fever victims buried beneath the restaurant are there to wreak havoc and terrify the staff. As we said, this is a tour of Memphis you’ll never forget.

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Be a Part of a Growing Ghostly Community

Whether you’re a lover of history, ghosts, or both, it doesn’t get much better than a ghost tour that explores the perils of a dark history and the ghosts that are derived from its brutality. Spine-chilling stories and the fear-inducing sites they were bred await you on this petrifying journey through the dark underbelly of the Home of Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Civil unrest, plagues, tragic deaths, and the loss of a living legend are just a few of the disastrous misfortunes that put Memphis on the haunted map. Book your tour tonight and join us for a ghost tour you’ll always, hauntingly remember. Welcome to Memphis Ghosts.

Most Haunted Places in Memphis, TN

The Lorraine Motel

Step into history's shadow with Memphis Ghosts as we lead you to the infamous Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took his final breath. Feel the weight of the past as you stand on sacred ground where hope was cut short and the echoes of the fight for equality still resonate.

Orpheum Theatre

From hosting some of the world’s biggest acts to harboring restless spirits, the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis has a darker side beyond the bright lights. Join us to learn more about a young girl who met her untimely end right in front of this historic building, leaving behind a haunting legacy that still echoes through its halls today.

The Pontotoc Hotel

Built in 1906, Memphis' Pontotoc Hotel offers a glimpse into a bygone era of bawdy fun and a resident ghost who just can't seem to leave the party. From high-class brothel to ghostly haunt, the Pontotoc Hotel's past is more scandalous than most – and its resident ghost, a former caretaker, still likes to raise a spectral glass.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt to distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.
The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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